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Preprints and the Editorial Work of Journals

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen preprints rise to the fore, accelerating scientific pursuit and enabling global open access to cutting-edge research. But what worked and did not work for preprint servers during the pandemic? What missing links in technology, workflow or submissions processes did the last year expose? And in an era of fake news when disinformation is also rife, and even the most innocuous of issues can become politicized, how do we protect against misinterpretation or misuse of science by bad faith actors? In this educational session, our panelists will describe how journals are beginning to interact with preprints in their editorial workflow. We will look back at lessons learned for preprints during the pandemic, and forward to discuss how we can maintain trust in science in an increasingly polarised world. || Speakers: Jonathon Coates, John Inglis, Nonia Pariente, John Sack, Shalene Singh-Shepherd
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2021 | May
editorial & production; preprints; external pressures; tools and technology; response & responsibility

43rd Annual Meeting (2021)

"Charting a New Course: From Chaos to Innovation" Without dwelling on the tumultuous events of the past year, our 43rd Annual Meeting aimed to recognize their impact, igniting—and sometimes forcing—innovation to meet changing demands. We explored the many new paths that materialize if we are willing to embrace the unexpected. What new insights and strategies have been discovered and implemented? What are the possibilities that have yet to be realized? As we move from reacting to adapting, how will our responses change the future of scholarly communications? And how should our responsibility to the larger academic ecosystem during this extraordinary time shape those responses? If you missed the SSP Annual Meeting, you can purchase individual keynote, plenary, and educational sessions on demand in the SSP OnDemand Video Content Library. You can also purchase an All Access Pass to the content on the Pathable platform through November 1.